Getting Involved

Humane Animal Rescue welcomes inquiries from Eagle Scouts wishing to complete projects for our Shelters or Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of supporters to implement projects that could not otherwise be completed. Please read below to learn more about HAR’s requirements for Eagle Scout projects. All interested scouts must make an appointment to meet with the Manager or Director in the area of interest (ex. Projects at the Shelter versus the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center).

 

To set up appointments please contact:
education@humaneanimalrescue.org  &  afitzgerald@humaneanimalrescue.org.

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Eagle Scout Requirements

  • A tour will be provided to give the scout a better understanding of departmental needs and undecided scouts may request appointments in more than one area to make a better informed decision.
  • After the initial meeting and tour, the scout may either provide the contact person with a project idea, or request an idea from HAR. All project ideas must be submitted in writing within 1 month of the initial meeting and HAR will respond to the project idea or a request within 2-3 weeks. HAR reserves the right to deny any project idea that will not directly benefit the agency and The Eagle Scout has the right to deny any suggested project that he feels he cannot complete.
  • All monies, help, and labor required for the completion of the project must be solicited by the scout. HAR will not provide funds or man-hours for the completion of the project.
  • An agreement on a project must be made, in writing, between HAR contact and the scout. The scout will have 6 months upon the agreement to complete the project. It is the scout’s responsibility to maintain professional communication with the HAR contact throughout the project. All issues that may delay the project must be communicated in a timely manner and all questions regarding the project must be directed to HAR contact. If, at any time, the scout feels he will not complete the project, notice must be immediately given.
  • All projects involving construction of any kind (indoor and outdoor) must be agreed to by the Maintenance Manager prior to authorization. The scout must also meet with the Maintenance Manager for any construction project. The HAR contact will sign-off on the project at its completion to ensure that the scout receives his award.
  • HAR recognizes that an Eagle Scout project is a large undertaking that requires dedication, time, and ingenuity. Below are some examples of past projects.
    • An enclosure used to house rehabilitating raccoons
    • A nature walking trail
    • An amphitheater for outdoor educational programs
    • Indoor/outdoor songbird aviary
    • An outdoor tower for Chimney Swifts
  • Below is a project wish list – this list is just an example and is subject to change.
    • Indoor and outdoor animal enclosures for various species of wildlife
    • Native plant garden projects

Nature trail signs, information plaques, benches

Humane & Wildlife Education

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Behavior & Training Classes

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Lost and Found Pets

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Humane & Wildlife Education

We’re committed to educating the public about the interesting and unknown behaviors of animals.

Read More

Behavior & Training Classes

To love your dog is to learn with your dog! Our team is comprised of some of the city’s most knowledgeable canine trainers.

Read More

Lost and Found Pets

Found a lost pet and unsure of what to do next? Let us help you figure it out!

Read More